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Early detection saves lives

According to research by the American Cancer Society (ACS), approximately one in every eight women in the United States will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and being proactive about breast health and breast health education can save lives. Importance of breast cancer screenings Except for some forms

By |2021-10-18T11:58:30-05:00October 18th, 2021|Categories: Articles, Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Early detection saves lives

Coming together to fight pediatric cancer

September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Approximately 15,000 children are diagnosed with cancer each year and, though the cause of most cases remains unknown, a community of support from others on the same scary road has proven to be a powerful force for three Nebraska families who shared their experiences with us. Lolo was

By |2021-10-01T15:07:16-05:00September 30th, 2021|Categories: Stories, Topics, Your Story|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Coming together to fight pediatric cancer

Forbes ranks BCBSNE third in Nebraska’s best employers

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) was recently ranked as a best employer in the state by Forbes. Forbes, in collaboration with market research company Statista, surveyed 80,000 Americans working at businesses with at least 500 employees to identify the best employers in each state. Results were compiled for all 50 states, plus the District

By |2021-09-27T15:21:31-05:00September 28th, 2021|Categories: Community Engagement, News Releases|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Forbes ranks BCBSNE third in Nebraska’s best employers

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska and YMCAs to Offer Free Community Flu Shot Clinics in October

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) will host 14 flu vaccination clinics in early October, in collaboration with YMCAs across the state. Clinics will be open to everyone age 6 and up at no cost to them, regardless of health insurance coverage. Vaccines will be administered by Hy-Vee Healthy You mobile clinics.  “We are excited to partner with YMCAs and Hy-Vee to offer no-cost flu shots across the state of Nebraska. With the uncertainty and added risks of

By |2021-09-21T14:58:51-05:00September 21st, 2021|Categories: Health and Wellness, News Releases|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska and YMCAs to Offer Free Community Flu Shot Clinics in October

Caysen’s cancer diagnosis came as a shock just weeks before his baby sister’s arrival

Caysen was not even 3 years old when a devastating leukemia diagnosis meant he would end up spending the next year in and out of the hospital for treatment. Before diagnosis In summer 2018, happy and easygoing Caysen was looking forward to becoming a big brother.  His parents, Kate and Riley, were just weeks

By |2021-10-01T11:36:59-05:00September 15th, 2021|Categories: Stories, Your Story|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Caysen’s cancer diagnosis came as a shock just weeks before his baby sister’s arrival

Special Investigations Unit saves approximately $2.5 million in 2020

Health care fraud, waste and abuse (FWA) is not a victimless crime; it affects individuals and businesses alike. The National Healthcare Anti-Fraud Association (NHCAA) estimates that 3-10% of the money spent on health care is lost to FWA, equating to an estimated $30-$140 billion in losses each year. How FWA occurs Health care FWA can

By |2021-09-09T10:25:01-05:00September 9th, 2021|Categories: Team Blue, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Special Investigations Unit saves approximately $2.5 million in 2020

BCBSNE’s 2021 interns celebrate a successful summer

This year, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) virtually welcomed 24 interns to eight departments, including: information services (IS), actuarial, human resources (HR), marketing, communications, analytics, claims and health network services. In addition to performing the roles and responsibilities in their given departments, interns were busy with a full schedule of activities designed

By |2021-08-25T15:14:32-05:00August 25th, 2021|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE’s 2021 interns celebrate a successful summer

Take the National Walk at Lunch Day pledge to support Special Olympics Nebraska

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) invites individuals and organizations to stride toward better health and a stronger community during National Walk at Lunch (NW@L) Day on Wednesday, April 28. BCBSNE hosts NW@L Day annually to encourage Nebraskans to focus on their health by pledging to walk for 30 minutes. NW@L Day also

By |2021-05-10T15:27:17-05:00April 20th, 2021|Categories: Community Engagement, Team Blue, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Take the National Walk at Lunch Day pledge to support Special Olympics Nebraska

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska holds annual meeting of members, re-elects two board members

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) held its annual meeting of members on Monday, March 29. During the meeting, two board members were re-elected for three-year terms: Karen B. Aman, vice president, Mid America Computer Corporation and owner of EnSite Inc., Blair. Dan E. Ernst, associate executive director, Nebraska Council of School Administrators,

By |2021-03-31T15:05:41-05:00March 31st, 2021|Categories: News Releases|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska holds annual meeting of members, re-elects two board members

Your Story: Joanna cares for patients and creates life during pandemic

Joanna is the nursing director of the intensive and progressive care units (ICU/PCU) at Mary Lanning Healthcare in Hastings – one of the areas in Nebraska hit hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic. She and her team of nurses saw an influx of patients and deaths in 2020.  “We wanted to take care of these patients,” Joanna said. “That’s why we are nurses because

By |2021-09-10T15:25:37-05:00March 25th, 2021|Categories: Topics, Your Story|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Your Story: Joanna cares for patients and creates life during pandemic